In this letter, Tardiveau expresses his upset at having not received any letters from his friends in the post, stating he is convinced he had been forgotten. He had hoped to receive letters so he could include his farewell in the response, but that was not the case. Talks of a hot spring in the area but he hadn't gotten a chance to visit it yet. Updates Crevecoeur on a Captain Hutchins, who is in the late stages of consumption. Also included is a letter for Crevecoeur's wife, Fanny, inquiring whether she wants to continue correspondence with him or end it entirely.
Tardiveau expresses his upset at not receiving frequent letters from his friends, and wants to know if they want to hear from him less. Talks of troubles regarding politics in his region. States that they're still waiting on Governor St. Clair to arrive. Expresses his anticipation to move somewhere more satisfactory than Danville once he and his brother have wound up their business.
In this letter, Tardiveau expresses his joy at receiving letters from his friends. Talks of his Memorial on the Mississippi, and whether or not one Monsieur de Gardoqui has read it. He also discusses Congress. States that he is short on money and that is what has kept him in Philadelphia so long, as he cannot afford a horse to get home. He contemplated walking home but suffers from gout in his foot. He asks for a loan of 50 piastres from Crevecoeur, which he will pay back in a year's time.